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“Excellent location, good condition and friendly welcome”
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Aarangi Motel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kohimarama
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
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“Excellent location, good condition and friendly welcome”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

We stayed for 5 nights in March 2013. The manager/owner, Ros was extremely friendly and helpful and the accomodation was airy, clean and totally adequate for our stay. The apartment was cleaned daily and topped up with clean towels, toiletries etc. as well as tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. The location, however, was best of all as it is within close walking distance to local amenities - cafes, restaurants and the beach. I have no hesitation in recommending this motel.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 12 May 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Motel, and thank you for the kind words.
It is most appreciated. See you next time!!
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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stayed for 4 nights in January after arriving from the airport after our 24 hour flight from Heathrow. Ros was really welcoming and helpful. The Motel is old but well cared for with all the facilities you need for self-catering. Location is great being just a minute from Kohi beach and short walks to Mission Bay and St Heliers. First class bakery/cafe just 200 yards away towards the beach with a small set of shops 5 minutes walk in the other direction. The local bus to the CBD was right outside. It is a beautiful 10 minute ride along the seafront. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 12 May 2013
Thank you for the review and your positive comments. It is a beautiful day in Auckland today and the beach and sea look perfect.
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013

This place needs to be tore down. I can't believe the reviews it's getting. The room stunk, the bedroom smelt so bad I couldn't even sleep, it was disgusting. The shower was horrible! Disgusting dirty carpet. The only good thing is that it is in walking distance of some beaches. Horribly overpriced. Worst place we stayed at out of 13 accommodations. It was a step away from a hostel. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Stay further outside of Auckland like Matamata (Chestnut Lane) or Whitianga (Oceans Resort) and get your moneys worth.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 14 March 2013
The owners and management of the motel are sorry that your stay way not as you expected. We have looked at the issues you raise, and are just sorry that you did not see fit to raise them with us during your stay. We take great pride in the cleanliness of the motel, and in the comfort of our guests.

It is our goal to ensure that all guests have a great experience whilst with us, at what we believe is a realistic value for money price. We wish you well with any future visits to Auckland and hope that you find accommodation to meet your standards.

I feel that travellers should also be made aware that your suggestions of places to stay are really not a suitable option for visiting Auckland. Whilst beautiful locations in their own right.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed in Aarangi for 10 nights in February, The motel is 5 seconds away from the beach, rooms are spacious and very clean, hosts really helpful and friendly. There is one of the best cafes in Auckland next to the motel where they serve super coffee and excellent,organic food. Plenty of eating options in Mission Bay and St Heliers which are 10mins away from the motel. I will definitely stay again, this was my 8th visit to Auckland and Aarangi is the best place I stayed. The only thing I would change is stop charging to use the washing machine which is pretty dated.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 1 March 2013
What an amazing review for both the Motel but the local area. Thank you so much it is most appreciated. See you next year.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We came to NZ for a family wedding and to complete the Ironman 70.3 race in Auckland. We just stayed here in Jan 2013 for nearly. 3 weeks, a great location, 5 mins to the city and 30 seconds from the beach. Very helpful hosts, nothing too much trouble. Rooms serviced daily by very friendly staff. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Thank you for your review, really appreciate the feedback, and chuffed to have a 70.3 Ironman staying at the Motel, very proud of you. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future.
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new plymouth
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stayed in Unit 4 which is a upstairs end unit with balcony. We paid $169 a night. Aarangi is located in an amazing location only a few minutes walk to Kohimarama Beach or a 10 minute walk to Mission Bay.Each morning we got breakfast from "The Store" which is a short stroll away at the end of the street and ate it on the balcony in the sun each morning. Priceless ! We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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AarangiMotel, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Thank you so much for your review, very much appreciated. See you next time you are inNZ
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

We traveled with a 5 year old and an 18month old - tricky at the best of times - and had come to Auckland after a month on the road. I can honestly say it was our favourite. The other reviews are correct - great location, good for the city - but the main selling point was the amazing customer service from Roz. She bent over backwards to ensure we had a comfortable stay, providing baby equipment, typed instructions to airport, and many other personal touches. Book in advance as it gets busy and no wonder. A real gem. Loved it.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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RosieKohiBeach, Owner at Aarangi Motel, responded to this review, 5 September 2012
Thank you so much for those lovely words, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Hope all good for you in the UK.
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Property: Aarangi Motel
Address: 1 Melanesia Road, Kohimarama 1071, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Kohimarama
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Kohimarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Aarangi Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sparkling clean Motel Units in a quiet residential neighbourhood, 1 block to Kohimarama Beach and 1km to Mission Bay. Choose units from upstairs, with a "peep of the sea" or downstairs and enjoy the garden. Walk, jog, bike along popular Tamaki Drive, enjoy scrumptious breakfast/lunch/dinner or just a coffee or wine in neighbourhood cafes and restaurants. Kohimarama beach is a safe beach with popular activities ranging from swimming to stand up paddling, kayaking and kite surfing (wind dependent). It is also home to Kohimarama Yacht Club for juniors, a club that has produced many a top sailor. ... more   less 
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